Painting Workshop: Skin

Our first Painting Workshop was a great success! This one will delve into two techniques: how to layer color effectively, and how to paint fantastic flesh tones. $5 gets you the model. You’ll need a couple of paints this time. 

We’ll run two workshops again, one on Thursday, February 23 at 6pm and a second on Saturday, February 25 at 3pm. Late-comers welcome. All participants will need to register by Sunday, February 19. Registration is $5, which gets you Goldar the Barbarian (pictured) from Reaper Miniatures. You can bring your own figure if you prefer, just make sure they have plenty of skin showing!

For this workshop we have a few smaller subjects adding up to one gorgeous model. We’ll cover working with metal figures including filing mold lines and cleaning, spray priming, painting in layers, washing and glazing, and painting faces. Bold painters can even attempt eyes!

What makes skin so special? Real skin is both slightly transparent and reflective. You need a wide range of tones to get great looking skin. And if that didn’t make sense, this workshop will help!

What Do I Need?

You will need to supply your own brushes and paints for this one. The demonstration model will be a prototypical tanned Caucasian using the following colors for the skin:

  • Citadel Foundation Tallarn Flesh
  • Citadel Wash Devlan Mud
  • Citadel Colour Dwarf Flesh
  • Citadel Colour Elf Flesh
  • Citadel Colour Bleached Bone

For other skin tones – darker, lighter or even alien colors – talk to a +1 Gaming staffer about alternate color choices.

For brushes, a range of round brushes is recommended, from mid-sized basecoat brushes to smaller detail brushes. Your selection is up to you.

If you can, please bring a hair dryer to speed drying times, especially for the Devlan Mud wash! Washes dry very slowly, so anything to cut down on wait times is a big plus.


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